It’s come to light recently that Steven Erikson, author of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, has signed on for six more Fantasy novels once he’s done his magnum opus. It wasn’t clear what these books were going to be about, but details are starting to emerge.

James, from Speculative Horizons, recently had the chance to meet Erikson at a book signing and he reports on what he heard.

He revealed quite a lot of interesting stuff. For example, he has signed on for two trilogies after the Malazan series. The first will focus on the early mythology of the Malazan world, while the second will pick up on events after the end of the current series.

Interesting, indeed. This prequel trilogy seems to fall in line with what I was reporting a few months ago, a series of novels taking a gander at some of the Ascendents in their humbler younger days.

  • Michael Natale July 8, 2008 at 5:51 am

    I *SO* want to like the Malazan series and have tried three times to get through the first book. I read nearly 3/4 of the way through on my last attempt and had to admit that I STILL had no real idea WTF was going on.

    Is it just me or is this Erikson’s ‘style’?

  • aidan July 9, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Gardens of the Moon is particularily bad with throwing the reader in the deep end. Even by the end of the novel I only had a bare understanding of what was happening, but Erikson remedies a lot of this problem by the second novel, which has a much more focused and engaging storyline.

    Many people claim Gardens of the Moon as the weakest of the series.